I've never heard anyone in my entire life say that they've hated a sunrise, it's impossible. It's one the most beautiful qualities of the sun, that it rises and sets. It keeps our ecosystem growing, our bodies tan and naturally lights our days. This newest remix by, French producer, Belarbi instantly got my mind drifting into all the magic the sun creates for us. The world and what it has to offer is pretty cool ya? Press play on this if you're up earlier enough for tomorrow's sunrise, it'll make the moment that much better.
For those of you who are in tune with the weather forecast on Oahu and the outer islands, yes we have been told of a possible, "hurricane" coming our way. Which means the entire island has been pretty much closed down to explore the great indoors. So unfortunately, I am stuck here bored out of my mind. Thankfully the internet hasn't shut down and we all still have power, so hip hip hooray for that. I thought to myself today is the perfect day to do a playlist considering I'll be indoors for most of it but I can't do it without the proper tunes to soundtrack it. The air is cold, the suns hiding and to keep myself sane I put together this playlist, so hopefully the rest of you who are experiencing this storm can find enjoyment in it as well. Don't get too lazy, stay safe and consider today a break from world outside to get a lot done inside.
I was more than impressed when I first heard of up and coming producer, cln when he released his remix on Crooked Colours track, "Keep Your Mouth For Lying". I knew after listening to that remix that this producer knew exactly what he was doing and he's damn good at it. His newest remix is just another reminder of how talented he is and I can't wait for more. "i'm walking to find another"
I've slowly gotten myself into a new routine in the morning while getting ready for work. I wake up, clean up, get dressed and press play on a random NPR TED Talk. Today's one was titled, "Overcoming" which consisted of multiple influential people being interviewed about how they've overcome certain aspects in their lives to live a better one. Basically my point in all of this is there is always a way to overcome, you just have to want to and this newest remix by my two favorite boys, The Chainsmokers makes me feel like I can overcome anything for this moment right now. They've got me pumped up and ready to take on whats coming my way.
After a long, sweaty 10 hour shift when I come home all I want to do is zone out. I clean myself up, throw on my headphones and peace out. I lay my head back and let my body soak into the floor inch by inch. It's that completely exhausted feeling but comfortable and happy that all you have to do is this moment right now. You have good music, your body is relaxed and you have no where to be. Let this re-work send you to space.
"but we were younger then, and now we're not and if there was a plan made, then we forgot about it and if there was time, I could figure it out now but life is short, and I don't care for most of it because you're all that, all that I want"
the volume to max with an equal bass level, turn off your lights and press
play. That is the best way to listen to Israel based electronic trio, Garden
City Movement for the first time. Barely a year ago, Garden City Movement seeped
onto musical radars all around world with their song, “Move On” a single off
their debut EP titled, Entertainment.
It’s heartfelt tempo and intertwining vocals made it quite hard to grasp the
fact that these three men were newcomers to the music industry. Their
comprehension of music is flawlessly demonstrated not only in their unique
sounds but their lyrics as well. Since the release of that track, they
have worked endlessly, kicking off their first European tour, a debut Boiler
Room performance, and releasing another EP called, Bengali Cinema. For these three young individuals this is just the
beginning, and with no intentions of slowing down, the future for Garden City
Movement looks promising. Luckily, Up All Night got the chance to talk to the
group about their goals, their single “Move On”, and what they think the
future holds for them.
us a bit about how the three of you connected? Why the name Garden City
- At first, Joe and I were members/producers in a group called Lorena B. We went
on a few tours in the UK and had some good times, including support for
Disclosure, Apparat and few others.When We started working on our last EP we
met Johnny (a DJ, nightlife Persona and Journalist) who helped us a lot and
contributed texts as well.After Lorena
B broke up, Joe and I started working on some new materials, and at some point
we wanted texts for our songs.So we called Johnny for a session
at my studio. Energy was amazing and in one session We wrote and produced “Move
On.”From there on
things sort of happened themselves
- The name came up because "Bauhaus" was already taken and we wanted
something from the architecture world and the "Garden City
Movement" method felt right.
you say it’s a struggle being an electronic group from Israel?
Johnny - I think it's the same struggle for any band that
comes from a different place other than The U.S. or the UK. But when you
simplify things, if you make good music and people get exposed to it and like
it then it doesn't really matter where you come from. Musicians and bands
should be judged by their music, not by the place they were born at - it was
never their choice.
do you guys keep a balance in your relationship with each other, so that no one
is more dominant than the other?
- It was an important principle from day one. Everybody has his own role in the
band, and nothing is more important than the other. When producing electronic music in a
group, recording samples, vocals and beats - roles and borders get blurred
because everybody sort of do everything.So
each of us contributes his own talent into the band, and the right blend makes
it work. No need for a frontman for that.
“Move On” was the first track that helped surface
Garden City Movement, was the reaction everything you three hoped for from your
listeners? Does the track express personal experiences?
I don't think we expected it to be what it became, but we thought it's a good
song that people can relate to and that's what happened. The song (like most of
our songs) is a mixture of personal experiences blend with a lot of other
inspirations. I think what I like most about the "Move On"
reactions is that people made up words by only listening to the song and
each one took it to their own place.
the Bengali Cinema EP just been released, how was that experience creatively
for the three of you?
- Producing 'Bengali Cinema' was an interesting and tricky experience.We already established our sound in our
first 'Entertainment' EP, and our goal was to take this sound and make it even
more unique.So we dug a little more and
deepened our oriental side, as well as our beats, resulting in a reacher more
profound sound in tracks like “Terracotta” and “Lir.”We used much more live instruments
and samples, which resulted in a warmer and deeper sound.The whole process had to happened
in a short time because we were heading for our first tour.I
think it was an amazing and super creative experience.
you tell us about the importance of the song, “Terracotta”? Johnny - "Terracotta" is kind of the main link between the two
EPs. In some way the song is a continuation to our "Casa Mila" track. I think
it's going to be a trilogy, but you'll have to wait for our album to see..
would you say are the main emotions behind the Bengali Cinema EP?
are you guys trying to reach with your music?
- First of all we try to enjoy and express ourselves - musically and
personally. After that we are trying to reach the ears that are willing to
listen.All of our songs
work on several levels. We try to make things sound accessible for all ears,
and yet have the extra depth for those who want to dig in.